Filing Date for Asst Yr 2017-18 & Aadhar linking Date also extended

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As is the habit , CBDT has extended the due date for filing of tax return to 5th August 2017. So people who could not file online return because of malfunction of income tax departments official site , should be happy with this news . Read the Press release issued by government

Government of India

Ministry of Finance

Department of Revenue

Central Board of Direct Taxes

New Delhi, 31st July, 2017


Extension of date for filing of Income Tax Returns

There are some complaints that the taxpayersare not being able to log on to the e-filing website of Income Tax Department or not being able to linkAadhaar with PAN because of different names reflected in PAN and Aadhaar database. While technical snags have been removed already, the main reason for failure of people to log inis because of last minute rush and panic in which those who have already logged in want to continue for the entire period for fear of losing it. In order to ease out the panic situation, the Government has decided to take the following steps:

1. For the purpose of e-filing return, it would be sufficient as of now to quote Aadhaar or acknowledgement No. for having applied forAadhaar in e-filing website. The actual linking of PAN with Aadhaar can be done subsequently, but any time before 31st August, 2017. However, the returns will not be processed until the linkage of Aadhaar with PAN is done.

2. In order to facilitate the e-filing of return, it is also decided to give extension of five days for e-filing of return. The return can be filed upto 5th August, 2017.

(Surabhi Ahluwalia)

Commissioner of Income Tax

(Media & Technical Policy)

Official Spokesperson, CBDT